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First-aid and fire safety announcement

13 June 2019

Fire safety

A (im)polite reminder that personal belongings, especially steaming mugs of coffee, should not be taken with you during a fire alarm - drill or otherwise.

Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs)

(Article originally published in the UCL Safety Matters Newsletter May 2019)

Unexpected cardiac trauma can happen to anyone, of any age, anywhere, at any time.  Automatic External Defibrillators can be used by anyone to shock a person’s heart back to normal rhythm if they suffer sudden cardiac arrest.

When used alongside cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), they raise the chance of survival from 9% to 50% when compared to the use of CPR alone.

UCL has installed a network of 30 AED devices across the main campus – make a note of where your nearest AED using the map of AED locations.

Become a member of Good SAM Network

First aiders are encouraged to download the Good SAM app which alerts users if a member of the public in the immediate vicinity needs an AED or first aid. The Good SAM app is also a registry of over 40,000 public access AEDs throughout the UK.